juvenile delinquent

Definition of "juvenile delinquent"
  1. A minor found guilty of a criminal act who faces consequences under laws specifically designed for individuals their age
How to use "juvenile delinquent" in a sentence
  1. After the shoplifting incident, the teenager was labeled a juvenile delinquent.
  2. School and community projects aim to steer teenagers away from becoming juvenile delinquents.
  3. The court's decision was lenient considering he was a juvenile delinquent, not an adult criminal.

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